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Since our founding in 1930, Temple Beth Israel has been forming and transforming Jewish life in Melbourne, enriching the lives of our congregants through prayer, study and celebration. We are a community of meaning, dedicated to providing our members and friends with relevant and accessible pathways for Jewish engagement.
We believe in a living Judaism that respects our history while simultaneously engaging with the opportunities and challenges of the modern world.  TBI offers a wide range of programs, classes, services, lifecycle events, festivals, choirs, and clubs, and we welcome participation from members and friends, no matter of age or ability. We invite you to explore our website, and please join us for any of our services and activities.

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  • The High Holy Days are replete with different meanings for every individual. We gather together to share in a purposeful experience. Each of our needs are different, yet we gather as community, to see each other, to catch-up and to find meaning in these ancient services and rituals.
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  • We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate, recognise and engage with the High Holy Days. Together with our TBI Tamid religious school program, we bring you a variety of programs and prayer experiences for young people and their families.
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  • Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei and is marked by several distinct traditions as we give thanks for both the fall harvest and commemorate the forty years of Israelites wandering in the desert after Sinai.
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  • Following the last days of sukkot, Simchat Torah is the time we complete the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Simchat Torah literally means “Rejoicing in the Torah” and is the time when we read the last portion of the entire Torah and then proceed immediately to the first portion of the Torah, reminding us that the Torah is a circle, which never ends.
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  • On 16 November, the Jewish community will hold Melbourne’s 4th annual Mitzvah Day. Mitzvah Day is one Sunday when many groups within the Jewish community give back to others, help out, perform good deeds and volunteer their time.
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